Volunteer of the Month
When MetLife first partnered nationally with Believe In Tomorrow Children’s Foundation in 2010, there was much excitement about the newest Hands On Adventure aboard the MetLife Snoopy airships. Children throughout the country have co-piloted the blimps alongside pilots Chris Carlin and Charlie Smith, flying high above their hometowns and sometimes even their own houses! This unique relationship has grown immensely since day one, developing into much more than we could ever have asked for.
The local MetLife office in Baltimore, MD – Gateway Capitol Financial – has really taken Believe In Tomorrow under its wing. From hosting frequent family suppers at the Believe In Tomorrow Children’s House and the Believe In Tomorrow House at St. Casimir, to deep cleaning the exterior of the facilities after the winter months, members of the office have put a great deal of Tender Loving Care into Believe In Tomorrow’s programs.
And that’s just the beginning! At the Port to Fort 6k race in April, there were runners and walkers from the local MetLife office, along with a surprise visitor – Snoopy! Gateway Capitol Financial has already sponsored several Believe In Tomorrow events and will be the title sponsor of this year’s Benefit & Auction in October. Additionally, they are hosting a golf tournament in August to benefit Believe In Tomorrow.
Most recently, MetLife hosted a “hometown” Hands On Flying Adventure in Frederick, MD, including snacks, giveaways and games for ten Believe In Tomorrow children and families. Following the conclusion of the morning rides, Believe In Tomorrow was presented with a check from the MetLife Foundation, as well as complimentary tickets to the U.S. Open for some of our families with golf fans.
As the Snoopy I and Snoopy II blimps take to the skies around the country, we would like to extend our sincere thanks to every member of the MetLife team who has contributed to the success of Believe In Tomorrow’s programs. We look forward to expanding and nurturing our partnership with other local MetLife offices around the country, wherever Believe In Tomorrow children and families are enjoying a Hands On Flying Adventure!